We have a new volunteer preparation course starting on the 16th October 9.30am-2.30pm running for 9 weeks at the Hadley Learning Centre.
If you have a couple of hours free a week and would like to help support a family, then please give the office a ring on 01952 872280 for more information and to book your place.
About the opportunity
Specifically we are asking Champions To:
•Be a point of contact for Home-Start within your college or work place
•Champion the work of Home- Start within your college or work place
•Give information to fellow students or colleagues on how to contact Home –Start
•Organise fund raising activities for Home-Start within your college or work place
By volunteering for us a Home-Start Champion you will be making an essential contribution to our important work to support local families with a child under the age of five. We are looking for creative volunteers who can reach out to new audiences. We require support to widen the reach of Home-Start; within local colleges, businesses and the wider community. Champions will need to be self-motivated, be articulate and able to promote the work of Home-Start at college, work, to their own networks and to the wider community.
VOLUNTEERING FOR US
'Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are
Home-Start volunteers are of all ages and come from all walks of life. A number of volunteers have been in receipt of Home-Start support themselves. Their aim is to work alongside families, empowering them to become independent.
All home visiting volunteers need to have been parents themselves or have had parenting experience.
Volunteers are recruited for their
friendliness, understanding and caring approach. The preparation course gives you a chance to get to know the staff and other volunteers, our approach and the way we work. It also gives us a chance
to get to know you. The course covers topics such as safeguarding children, confidentiality and health and safety, as well as giving you the
opportunity to explore some of your own values and attitudes.
Whilst you are visiting a family on behalf of Home-Start you will be supported by a member of staff. Home-Start Telford & Wrekin offers volunteers training and social gatherings throughout the year.
Please be aware that we do not have a secure e-mail, therefore you may prefer to download the application form and post it back to us
Home-start Telford and Wrekin
The Glebe Centre
Tel: 01952 872280
Registered Charity number: 1148269
Company number: 07004506
Patron:HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, KG, GCVO